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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308309
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Improving Reprocessing Compliance
Author(s):
Soltez, Anita K.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Anita K. Soltez, BSN, RN, soltezak@upmc.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013, Sunday, November 17, 2013

Purpose: Although the FDA approves the practice of third party reprocessing with single-use medical devices since the1980’s, many operating rooms do not take advantage of the benefits that the program can offer. One of the biggest reasons for third party reprocessing non-compliance is due to surgeon resistance in using reprocessed devices which they fear would be inferior. Additional barriers for non-use of these devices include quality and safety concerns, deficiencies in program understanding and awareness, and lack of priority falling secondary to more pressing issues.  

Methods: In order to investigate specific barriers for third party reprocessing compliance in a large urban hospital operating room, a 7 member working group was organized and comprised of 5 operating room team members, a sourcing agent from supply chain management, and a reprocessing vendor.  These individuals were asked to address six key questions that focused on barriers and benefits of the third party reprocessing program.

Results: Although 100% of these individuals were aware of third party reprocessing and supported the program, 71% felt onsite vendor support and further education was needed. In addition, 43% of this group was not aware of the total extent of the third party reprocessing program benefits. One practical suggestion from the survey was the relocation of the reprocessing bins from outside the OR domain into the actual OR’s. Another valuable suggestion included the identification of onsite champions. This pilot research project provided insight into barriers and possible solutions into expanding the scope of the third party reprocessing program in hospital operating rooms.

Conclusion:  As every health care facility struggles to find reliable low cost saving solutions, third party reprocessing is one venue to help alleviate the financial burdens that health care organizations are faced with today.

Keywords:
Compliance; Third party reprocessing; Operating room
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImproving Reprocessing Complianceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSoltez, Anita K.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen_GB
dc.author.detailsAnita K. Soltez, BSN, RN, soltezak@upmc.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308309-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013, Sunday, November 17, 2013</p><b>Purpose</b>: Although the FDA approves the practice of third party reprocessing with single-use medical devices since the1980’s, many operating rooms do not take advantage of the benefits that the program can offer. One of the biggest reasons for third party reprocessing non-compliance is due to surgeon resistance in using reprocessed devices which they fear would be inferior. Additional barriers for non-use of these devices include quality and safety concerns, deficiencies in program understanding and awareness, and lack of priority falling secondary to more pressing issues.   <p><b>Methods</b>: In order to investigate specific barriers for third party reprocessing compliance in a large urban hospital operating room, a 7 member working group was organized and comprised of 5 operating room team members, a sourcing agent from supply chain management, and a reprocessing vendor.  These individuals were asked to address six key questions that focused on barriers and benefits of the third party reprocessing program. <p><b>Results:</b> Although 100% of these individuals were aware of third party reprocessing and supported the program, 71% felt onsite vendor support and further education was needed. In addition, 43% of this group was not aware of the total extent of the third party reprocessing program benefits. One practical suggestion from the survey was the relocation of the reprocessing bins from outside the OR domain into the actual OR’s. Another valuable suggestion included the identification of onsite champions. This pilot research project provided insight into barriers and possible solutions into expanding the scope of the third party reprocessing program in hospital operating rooms. <p><b>Conclusion</b>:  As every health care facility struggles to find reliable low cost saving solutions, third party reprocessing is one venue to help alleviate the financial burdens that health care organizations are faced with today.en_GB
dc.subjectComplianceen_GB
dc.subjectThird party reprocessingen_GB
dc.subjectOperating roomen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:29:38Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:29:38Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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